Back in 2018, Drake faced criticism when Millie Bobby Brown disclosed her close friendship with the Grammy-winning rapper. The public criticized Drake for what they perceived as an inappropriate relationship, given that Millie was just a kid at the time. Now the singer has addressed the controversy for the first time in his album "For All the Dogs".
The origins of the controversy traced back to Brown's comments during the 2018 Emmy Awards red carpet. At the event, the teenager praised Drake as both a "wonderful friend" and a "fantastic role model" in her life. She also openly shared the frequency of their communication.
"I love him. ... He's honestly a great friend and a great role model. You know we text. We just texted each other the other day and he was like 'I miss you so much,' and I was like 'I miss you more.'" Brown also said that he gave her relationship advice for dealing with boys.
After Brown's remarks, social media users questioned the appropriateness of their close friendship, given the age gap. At that time, Millie was just 14 years old, while Drake was in his early 30s. The singer initially remained silent about the controversy but has now finally responded with his new track.
In Drake's latest song, "Another Late Night," the Canadian rapper addresses the previous controversy surrounding his friendship with the Stranger Things star. He not only acknowledges the controversy but also challenges the critics to bring it up once more and witness the outcome.
Here are the lyrics.
"My bank account is magnolia, Milly rockin', ayy
Weirdos in my comments talkin' 'bout some Millie Bobby, look
Bring them jokes up to the gang, we get to really flockin'
Or send a finger to your mama in some FedEx boxes
Open up that shit, it's jaw droppin', really shockin', ayy
I ain't pretty flacko, bitch, this shit get really rocky, ayy"
You can listen to the full song below.